9.17.2011

Chocolate Mousse


I hope everybody had a great time with their families this past Mother's day! We had a blast! It's my second year being a proud mother and I still can't get use to flowers, cards and people congratulating me on this day. All these years calling my mom to tell her happy mother's day and now I get a "to you too, honey". It seems surreal. Being a mom has been the most wonderful experience.


On Monday I had a terrible craving for chocolate (how weird), and I went back to one of my favorite things, chocolate mousse. Chocolate mousse doesn't have to be complicated, I personally don't like to use eggs on my chocolate mousse. I like to keep it simple and quick and love to use a little bit of coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor even more. It's a great recipe to have specially when you don't have a lot of time and need a quick dessert.


Ingredients:

7 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of instant coffee
 disolved in 1/4 tablespoon of hot water

In a bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream to soft peak. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the bowl is not touching the water. Once the chocolate is melted,
mix in the coffee. Whisk 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, fold in the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate with a spatula. Do this gently, we don't want to deflate the cream. Pipe the mousse into ramekins and top with whipped cream.

14 comments:

  1. Your mousse made me hungry!! It looks delicious.

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  2. It’s interesting that, I am reading this post of yours just after eating a few spoonfuls of chocolate cream, similar to this and I can understand how satiating it will be for a chocoholic.

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  3. your mousse looks absolutely divine!

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  4. wow! what a perfect mousse! :) it looks great :)

    in Poland we celebrate Mother's Day on 26th May, so I'm still thinking about some surprise for my Mom :)

    Greetings!

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  5. That's funny. I crave that stuff ALL the time...it's horrible, but oh...chocolate mousse is soooooo delicious...I can't help it.

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  6. Looks amazing! That texture in the second photograph looks wonderful! Do you think 65% cocoa would be good for this? I love using really dark chocolate but no one I do likes eating it in desserts! Sadly.
    And happy mother's day! hope you had a great one! <3

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  7. 65% should work beautifully because it's not that bitter. Thank you very much!!

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  8. OMG! I'm from Brazil.. and I just LOVED you blog and photos! Congrats!!

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  9. Where do you get these classes???! They're so beautiful!

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  10. Thank you! the glasses are a gift from a friend from France! sorry I don't have more detail on that but i am sure you can get something similar here.

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  11. I love a thick chocolate mousse and the texture of this one looks like it's as thick as desired. :p
    Oh wow, nice jars! ;)

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  12. It's super delicious. I am chocolate mousse hungry now. Thanks for sharing Najwa.

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  13. It's super delicious. I am chocolate mousse hungry now. Thanks for sharing Najwa.

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  14. This chocolate mousse is the best I have ever tasted. AND I MADE IT. My family were very impressed. Thank you.

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